Kate Morton is truly a master at creating mysteries that span decades and tie a story from the past with a present story. Her descriptions and character interactions are delicious, plus you always get a bit of a history lesson, especially in a social context. While there is often a little bit of tragedy in all her stories, this one I found to be a little sadder. Not a tear-jerker, just a little sadder. It's a good story that I recommend, but if you are new to this author, you may want to start with "The Forgotten Garden."
Caroline Lee's narration is very good.
This was my first Kate Morton book to listen to and I will be looking forward to another. I hated for this book to end. That's when I know I've found a great book. The story line was captivating from beginning to end. Caroline Lee is one of my very favorite narrator and that was my original reason for choosing this book. Sure glad I did. I've already recommended it to several of my friends.
so much data. to much to digest maybe but interesting for the research
not really. her other stories are far more entertaining and intrigueing
I like it
no. gonna read again to get the remnants that I mighta missed
This was a rich, haunting & full story that is complimented with the familiar style of Kate Morton. I love her themes and this one had the usuals but added a complicated sister dynamic to the mix. My fav part of all of her novels are the last few chapters. I wait with baited breath for the excited conclusions. All loose ends are tied up and in unexpected ways. I will move on to another Morton novel, sad to say good-by to this one.
The narrators voice is vert soothjnb and well done. The storyline is full of suspense and intreging. i enjoy the way the author develops the relationships between thd sisters amd the mother and daughter. I didn't grt how the two families relationsshops really we significant to eachother though, it seemed too separate for me., but I'll listen tomit again and see ifnI missed somethinh. Leaves one feeling melancholy and reflective about life and the way our choices affect those we love.
I can't believe this book isn't rated 5 stars! I absolutely loved it and thought it is one of Kate Morton's best books. It's my second favorite, after The Lake House.
The story follows the intriguing Blythe sisters and the tale of The Mud Man. I love the present day narrator, Edie Burchill who reminds me a lot of Sadie Sparrow in The Lake House. I love the backstory of each character and didn't feel bored at all with them like I did when listening to The Forgotten Garden. I also liked how this book was a little different from Morton's other books by using the first person in the present day storyline. I enjoyed that and also that this book had a prologue. Also liked how well the story was tied together at the end!
Avid reader, enthusiastic grandmother, part-time substitute teacher, seamstress.
I love a good gothic novel. This one is set in a castle with a story that switches from modern day to wartime England and back again. There is a bit of a mystery and a bit of a ghost story. I would recommend it to anyone who liked Rebecca or Jane Eyre. I love a book where the characters are strong women; this one features both women who overcome hardships and women who become victims. There is a tragic undertone running through the entire story. The Distant Hours is now among my favorite books.